Trafford Council first authority in Greater Manchester to adopt community infrastructure levy

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A NEW charge for developments has been introduced in the borough.

Trafford is the first authority in Greater Manchester to adopt a ‘community infrastructure levy’.

The charge will come into effect in Trafford on July 7.

Local authorities can set a financial levy on developments to fund a range of infrastructure projects. These include transport, flood defence, parks, recreational facilities and schools.

Council bosses say the levy rate will mean developers will know upfront exactly how much they will be expected to pay, enabling them to work out costs.

Councillor Michael Hyman, executive member for economic growth and prosperity, said: “We are excited to be the first authority in the area to introduce the levy. Its introduction will give developers greater certainty around planning charges and allow the council to prioritise funds towards infrastructure that is needed to support new homes and growth in the borough.

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10:27am Thu 10 Apr 14

Fuzzball says...

"we are exited to be able to take more tax off people if they want to do something in our area" I bet you are.

In the beginning someone built something
Then they built something less palatable and to get it passed they said they would build a children's park as well, or plant some trees
now the council want a sweetener every time

Where is Robin Hood when you need him?
"we are exited to be able to take more tax off people if they want to do something in our area" I bet you are. In the beginning someone built something Then they built something less palatable and to get it passed they said they would build a children's park as well, or plant some trees now the council want a sweetener every time Where is Robin Hood when you need him? Fuzzball
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1:22pm Thu 10 Apr 14

mms98 says...

We are excited to be the first to charge a new tax?

Got to love the conservatives,

Make staff redundant , make staff have an extra weeks holiday with NO pay, shut care centers,nursing homes,library assistants, park gardeners, current staff are currently doing 3 peoples jobs,bins emptied every 2 weeks, if you phone the council over any matter...........the first option is 'IF YOU WANT TO PAY A BILL' !!!!

Oh yes , if you have a pest problem, like we have just had for the first time ever!, the council charge you now, so we called in Rentokil instead, Thanks Trafford!!

If you need planning advice , their is now a charge for that.

And as my conservative leaflet which has just hit the floor says, we have frozen the council tax for 3 years and no loss's to service!!

Maybe they could be sued for 'mistruths' ?
We are excited to be the first to charge a new tax? Got to love the conservatives, Make staff redundant , make staff have an extra weeks holiday with NO pay, shut care centers,nursing homes,library assistants, park gardeners, current staff are currently doing 3 peoples jobs,bins emptied every 2 weeks, if you phone the council over any matter...........the first option is 'IF YOU WANT TO PAY A BILL' !!!! Oh yes , if you have a pest problem, like we have just had for the first time ever!, the council charge you now, so we called in Rentokil instead, Thanks Trafford!! If you need planning advice , their is now a charge for that. And as my conservative leaflet which has just hit the floor says, we have frozen the council tax for 3 years and no loss's to service!! Maybe they could be sued for 'mistruths' ? mms98
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